Episode #786

News Items

  • The Technology of Getting to Mars
  • Prayer is not Medicine
  • Fake Mediums
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Insects do not breath through their mouths, but rather through holes in the sides of their exoskeleton. https://www.thoughtco.com/how-do-insects-breathe-1968478

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  The Antarctic continent is the only continent on Earth that does not have any native insects. https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildlife/invertebates.php

                • Item #3 Science

                  Many insects, in addition to their two compound eyes, have a triangle of three simple eyes in the middle of their forehead. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042698907000314

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Conspiracy theorists make sense of the past by creating a plausible pattern that connects events that we know of, or suppose, in a meaningful way. Conspiracy theories are a way to create meaning out of the chaos of our lives and of the past.’ Lynette Nusbacher, PhD, Military Historian